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If you own a PC system that is running one of Intel’s Clover Trail-based Atom processors, we have some rather disappointing news to deliver if you’re running the Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft is no longer supporting these Atom processors when running Windows 10, which means that customers will no longer be able to new download products updates from Windows Update. In fact, customers running this particular hardware combination can’t even install the Windows 10 Creators Update, which was released to the public back in April. According to ZDNet, owners of notebooks, convertibles, and SFF desktops with the following Atom processors are being blocked from updating to the latest publicly... Read more...
If you’re running an older build of Windows 10 and haven’t yet migrated to the Creators Update, Microsoft will soon start reminding you that it is time to upgrade. However, Microsoft’s approach towards prompting you to upgrade will differ depending on which build you’re currently running. For customers running the November update (1511) which was released in 2015, or the Anniversary Update, which was released July 2016, Microsoft will begin showing a popup that will remind you to review your privacy settings. Microsoft will give you up to five opportunities to postpone this process, after which it will ask you to confirm your privacy settings. After that point, Microsoft will implore you to upgrade... Read more...
Microsoft has just reported that its Windows 10 operating system has crossed another milestone. At the Build 2017 conference, which is going on right now, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 now has over 500 million monthly active users. According to Microsoft, that number includes devices that have been active in the past month, and takes into account not only Windows 10 PCs and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, but also Xbox One consoles (of which there are roughly 30 million in use around the globe). One month after it summer 2015 release, Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million machines. By January 2016, that number had climbed to 200 million, and increased to 270 million by the end of March.... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft launched the Creators Update, the latest and greatest version of Windows 10. First launched during the summer of 2015, Windows 10 has seen continual updates that have increased security, privacy, performance and functionality. But as Microsoft has found out through extensive Windows Insider testing, the Creators Update doesn’t exactly play nice with some systems. John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, took to the Windows Blog today to explain that although the Windows 10 Creators Update is a big step forward for consumer operating systems, it has purposely rolled out the major system update in waves to ensure that... Read more...
Microsoft is set to release the Windows 10 Creators Update to the public on April 11th, but if you are the impatient type, you can grab it right now. Microsoft has already confirmed that Build 15063 is the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build and you can download it early using two different methods. No matter which current build of Windows 10 you are using, the Windows 10 Update Assistant will get you to the RTM build with minimal fuss. All you need to do is download the tool, run the .exe file and click a few buttons to get things moving. If you’d prefer to perform a clean install of the Windows 10 Creators Update, you have that option as well. But you will instead need to download the... Read more...
Microsoft has taken a lot of hits for what some users see as an invasion of privacy in Windows 10. Microsoft has taken it on the chin from consumer advocacy groups like Which? and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the company has made efforts to revamp its privacy policy and controls for the end-user. However, those efforts have been deemed insufficient by the likes of the European Union (EU) and other effected parties. Microsoft is now taken your privacy more seriously and using a multi-prong approach with the Windows 10 Creators Update to show you what data is being collected, and is giving you even more control over what you share with Microsoft. For starters, Microsoft is opening... Read more...
Microsoft had a vision to unify different hardware under a single platform and little by little we're starting to see the benefits of that. The upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 will really set in motion what Microsoft had in mind. Not only will the Creators Update bring fancy new features and improvements to Windows 10 desktop users, but it will also benefit Xbox One owners. Some of those features are already arriving on the Xbox One, including an overhauled dashboard and Beam streaming. "We’re excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox One community today. This is a big release, and includes Beam streaming, an updated Xbox experience with the new Guide,... Read more...
Although there was no official announcement from Microsoft at the time, the Windows 10 Creators Update was made available to the public yesterday via the Windows 10 Creators Update Download Assistant tool. The most current release, Build 15063, was the same build that was issued to Windows Insiders on the Fast and Slow rings last week. Today, Microsoft announced that the Creators Update will be available globally on April 11th, confirming previous reports on that specific date. “The Creators Update is designed to spark and unleash creativity, bringing 3D and mixed reality to everyone and enabling every gamer to be a broadcaster,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President for the Windows and... Read more...
  Microsoft officially announced the development of the Windows 10 Creators Update back in late October, and began pushing out the first test builds to Windows Insiders a few days later. After months of testing, bug crushing and input from testers (and regulators), Microsoft has finally thrust the Windows 10 Creators Update to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) status. This means that Windows 10 Build 15063, which was released last week to Windows Insiders (Fast ring, Slow ring, and Xbox One), is the RTM build that will be sent out to the general public starting next month. If you needed any further confirmation to this fact, Windows 10 Build 15063 is now available through Microsoft’s official... Read more...
Earlier this month, we brought you a report that suggested Microsoft’s next generation Surface Book might abandon its “trick” detachable 2-in-1 hybrid design in favor of a more tradition notebook form-factor. It has been surmised that Microsoft is taking this approach to put a little more distance between its Surface Pro family of convertible tablets. While we don’t have any official word from Microsoft that this is indeed the case, one well-connected Redmond watcher says that we won’t be seeing the Surface Book 2 this spring. Mary Jo Foley reported this week that the Surface Book 2 will not make an appearance during its Spring 2017 hardware launch. Things also look uncertain for the arrival... Read more...
Just a week ago, Microsoft was facing criticism for its decision to include Windows OneDrive ads within File Explorer — even for Windows 10 users that are already paying for the service. Today, Microsoft is once again fighting some pushback for a wording change that was discovered in the newest build of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The change only pertains to users that have a metered connection, either through a wired ISP like Comcast or Cox, or via wireless means (i.e. AT&T or Verizon Wireless). Previously, Windows 10 presented the following language with regards to updates for these users: Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered... Read more...
  We’ve seen some signs that Microsoft is winding down towards the public release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. New builds have still been arriving at a rapid pace, but the number of new features being added and the number of outstanding issues continues to dwindle. Now, a new report suggests that Microsoft is gearing up for the Creators Update to soon hit RTM (Release to Manufacturing). According to Windows Central, Microsoft is preparing to sign off on the first RTM builds of the Windows 10 Creators Update this week, and will begin feeding those builds to Windows Insiders as early as next week. Based on feedback that Microsoft receives from its testers, it will then select the build... Read more...
Little by little, Microsoft has been revealing new things about its upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10, both for PCs and Xbox One. With regards to the latter, Microsoft recently touched on some performance improvements and changes to the Guide menu that will make navigation easier and faster. There is now a video showing the updated Guide menu in action, as demonstrated by Xbox Platform boss Mike Ybarra. Ybarra offered up a sneak peek of the new menu system during a stream on his Beam channel. He also took a screen capture and posted it to Twitter. If you missed the stream, don't fret—YouTube user Jakosaur posted a clip of Ybarra's quick demonstration of the new Xbox One Guide menu. It is... Read more...
It’s a new year, and Microsoft has rolled out a new Insider Preview build of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Build 15002 is now available to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, and it brings a wealth of new functionality and updates that Microsoft is eager to receive feedback on. Microsoft has made a number of improvements to the Edge browser, including a new Tab preview bar that gives you a visual preview of every tab that is currently open. You can easily scroll left to right (or vice versa) through the visual tabs, by first clicking on the chevron icon. Jump Lists have been updated for Edge, which allow you to now launch a new browser window directly from your Taskbar (you can select from a... Read more...
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